The 2020 MLB season has already been far from typical. There have been mass postponements due to team-wide coronavirus outbreaks in what was supposed to be a 60-game season. There’s a universal DH now, runners on second base to start extra inning and doubleheaders are seven-inning games. Again, it’s different.
Oh, and, apparently, drone delays are a thing.
During Tuesday’s matinee game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Minnesota Twins at Minneapolis’ Target Field, players were called to their dugouts when the umpires noticed a random drone flying over the stadium.
It’s unclear who was controlling this drone, but the game was stopped and went into a drone delay out of an abundance of caution for the players. After all, ask Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer about the dangers of drones.
That delay lasted about four minutes, so it wasn’t exactly a prolonged stoppage.
But this 2020 MLB continues to be weird.